In accordance with the core values of the Emmaus Movement, Emmaus Europe supports the Black Lives Matter Movement’s basic idea of equal rights:
In solidarity – with those who are subjected to racism in their everyday lives
With respect – for everyone’s dignity and inviolable right to life and freedom from oppression
By sharing – knowledge and resources to make inequalities visible and support the most vulnerable
With welcome – of voices not otherwise heard, which can testify to their experiences of racism and demand change
With openness – for the realization that we are all involved in maintaining a system of racist structures, whether we like it or not, and that we must actively take a stand to dismantle the system.
We can all do more.